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Gertrude Stein meets the Great War with a zeppelin air raid
Gertrude Stein meets the Great War with a zeppelin air raid

One hundred years ago, Europe stood poised on the brink of war. The literary echoes are being heard in English-language newspapers and websites this week. The Guardian is posting the dispatches that ran in the newspaper 100 years ago, day by day. “Europe is very near war,” reads today’s entry. “Last night even the firmest friends of peace were almost without hope.” The July 31, 1914 edition of The Los Angeles Times also reported the ominous signs: “Austria will declare war against Russia tomorrow.” But one of the biggest caches of literary works related to the war is being released by The Atlantic this week in a commemorative issue. It features...

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